Date
22 January 2017
A photograph of debris thought to be from the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 plane is seen in this still image taken from video shot on March 3. Credit: Reuters//Blaine Gibson
A photograph of debris thought to be from the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 plane is seen in this still image taken from video shot on March 3. Credit: Reuters//Blaine Gibson

Debris found in Mozambique fuels hope it could be from MH370

A piece of wreckage found washed ashore in Mozambique over the weekend has led to speculation that it could have come from the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared about two years ago.

An American tourist named Blaine Gibson helped find the debris on a sandbar along Mozambique’s coast.

CCN quoted him as saying that the debris could provide a clue about Flight MH370, which went missing on March 8, 2014 while flying from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur. 

Gibson had been involved in the search for MH370 as a private citizen.

“It never occurred to me that I would find something like this here. It’s almost like a dream,” he said.

“Whatever it is, even if it’s not from 370, it raises awareness that people need to look for stuff on beaches,” Gibson said.

After the underwater search for MH370 was postponed, Australia said it will negotiate with private contractors to conduct the next phase.

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